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Bradley Cooper Is Your 2011 Sexiest Man Alive

The very handsome Hangover star gets the official stamp of approval from People in this week's issue, joining the ranks of former SMAs George Clooney, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon, and Johnny Depp (twice, we just learned from extensive research. People — a little bit edgy!). Vulture can only assume that People's decision was based on that totally charming video of Bradley Cooper speaking French, and so we support both the choice and the example it sets for movie stars giving interviews in foreign languages. If nothing else, this is a great excuse for everyone to go back and watch the video, so knock yourselves out.  Better luck next year, Ryan Gosling!

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/2011 Getty Images